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Video Footage of Apple iPhone in Action

Video Footage of Apple iPhone in Action
You can’t really appreciate how impressive the Apple iPhone user interface is until you see it in action. Thankfully, CBS News has posted a close up video of an actual iPhone in action at this week’s Macworld conference: The whole motion sensor thing when you rotate the device just seems so right.

Sonic the Hedgehog Abysmal Load Times

Sonic the Hedgehog Abysmal Load Times
Check out this video clip of some of the horrifically painful load times for the new Sonic the Hedgehog game, running on the Xbox 360. Not only are the load times terrible, the shear quantity of load screens that occur to complete even a simple task are ridiculous.
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Space Giraffe = Tempest on Steroids

Space Giraffe = Tempest on Steroids
Space Giraffe is the latest game from Jeff Minter’s Llamasoft, creator of such classics as Tempest and it’s various derivatives as well as the cool light show visualizations you see in the Xbox 360’s music player.

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii
Some guy has set up this tiny little room with a tiny little 1.5″ diagonal color TV, connected to a life-size Nintendo Wii and posted a YouTube video for all to see: Why I find this amusing, I don’t know, but it is quite silly.

Warioware: Smooth Moves in Action

Warioware: Smooth Moves in Action
Check out this footage recorded from the video game nostalgia level from the upcoming Wii title, WarioWare: Smooth Moves… The level features motion-controlled tributes to classic games ranging from Super Mario Brothers to Starfox to Pong.

A Quick Fix for the Xbox 360 Red Rings of Doom

A Quick Fix for the Xbox 360 Red Rings of Doom
Some crafty Xbox 360 owner in Brazil has come up with the Occam’s Razor approach to fixing the console’s “red rings of doom” failure. When in doubt, the simplest solution is usually the right one… simply smack the crap out of your hardware.

PS3 Copies Xbox 360 and Overheats Too?

PS3 Copies Xbox 360 and Overheats Too?
While it’s way too soon to know what kind of post-launch issues Playstation 3 users will encounter, a video has surfaced of a new PS3 console which has died a tragic death. Apparently these guys were playing Tony Hawk’s Project 8 for about 3 hours when the console died.

The Only Reason to Play Sim Games

The Only Reason to Play Sim Games
Face it, the reason we play sim games is so we can act out our inner God complexes. Who here among us didn’t just build up our SimCities just so you could unleash Godzilla and a tornado on them?

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commercial Surfaces

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commercial Surfaces
This amusing commercial for the Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on has found its way to YouTube: Now is it just me, or is the dancer who does the DVD dance better than the main HD-DVD dancer?

Plen: the Rollerskating Robot

Plen: the Rollerskating Robot
PLEN, the Desktop Hobby Robot is a little (9-inch tall) robot from Japan which is capable of balancing itself on a mini-skateboard or to skate on its own included rollerskates. Here’s a video of the robot in action: PLEN’s 18 joints can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth phone and can run for about 25 minutes on a single charge.

Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech

Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech
Looking for the geekiest way to show off your holiday spirit, or just looking for the next hackable gizmo? These new light strings, called Triklits let you accomplish either. The secret to these color changing lights is that each orb on the string contains a red-green-blue LED.

The Latest in Automation: the Retro-Encabulator

The Latest in Automation: the Retro-Encabulator
The Retro-Encabulator implements the crudely conceived idea of generating inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors and automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Also it features modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and capacitive diractance. Huh?

Aol Cancellation Call Recording…

Aol Cancellation Call Recording…
I don’t know how I missed this video when it came out back in June… This guy recorded his call with the AOL anti-cancellation nazis. It would be really funny if it weren’t so sad. Actually, it is really funny…

Prototype Augmented Reality System From Msft

Prototype Augmented Reality System From Msft
Check out this cool video of Microsoft’s prototype for an augmented reality system known as “PlayAnywhere“. The system combines a video projector and a sensing device that can detect a user’s gestures and the position objects placed on a surface in real time, and utilize that data to create a highly interactive and intuitive user interface.

This Chimp Plays Ms. Pac-Man Better Than Me

This Chimp Plays Ms. Pac-Man Better Than Me
This clip has been floating around for a couple of months, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it. The headline says it all:

Video of New Tony Hawk Title for Wii (Unimpressed)

Video of New Tony Hawk Title for Wii (Unimpressed)
There’s a video floating around on YouTube demoing Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for the Nintendo Wii. While the game doesn’t look terrible, I have to say it’s time to retire this whole franchise. There’s really nothing innovative here, and the whole thing kinda smells like a poor cousin of the SSX franchise.
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